The quintessential summer fruit, watermelon, is one of the healthiest fruits out there. And thankfully, it’s abundant this time of the year.
The Benefits of Eating Watermelon
You might start to think that tomato and lycopene are like bread and butter, so why am I mentioning lycopene without tomato? You’d be surprised to know that half a cup of watermelon contains 6 mg of lycopene. And a medium sized tomato? It only has 4 mg. So just imagine eating three cups of this summer fruit. You’re raising your body’s antioxidants and helps fend cancer off!
Vitamins and Minerals
Eating this summer fruit gives you a lot of vitamins and minerals. You wouldn’t think it has any, since it’s 92% water. A 300 ml wedge of watermelon gives you 1/3 of your vitamin A and C recommended daily intake. So just eat a liter and you’re good to go. Plus, it also has potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6.
Amino Acid Delight
It contains an amino acid called L-citrulline. The body converts this into L-arginine and it helps relax blood vessels and improves blood circulation. Which is why it’s highly recommended to drink watermelon juice before a workout.
Here’s a summary of everything that you need to know about the health benefits of eating watermelon:
Enjoy your watermelons!:D